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William Hughes Butterfield (1883-1941)
1941/42 Obituary 
William Hughes Butterfield was born in 1883 and was apprenticed to Tangyes Ltd., Birmingham.
After gaining experience as a Fitter with various firms he became Works Manager of the Traffic Automobile Co., of Birmingham.
In 1913 he founded the firm of Butterfields Ltd., designing and producing motor-cycles.
He died on 2nd November, 1941, at the age of 58.
He was elected an Associate Member in 1918 and transferred to Member in 1920.